Our monthly round-up of fee-free, playwriting submission opportunities with upcoming deadlines! Check out the list below.
And just a reminder that in addition to these fieldwide opportunities, The Lark is currently accepting applications for our Apothetae & Lark Playwriting Fellowship. The Fellowship supports Deaf/Disabled writers and includes a $40,000 prize. Deadline is June 15th! Visit The Lark's Submit a Play page to learn more!
JEROME HILL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: May 6, 2020
Fellows receive $50,000 over two consecutive years to support self-determined activities for creation of new work, artistic development and/or professional artistic career development. Fellowship funds support grantees for taking creative risks, exploring new ideas, and pursuing professional and artistic activities. Supports early-career Minnesota or New York City-based playwrights, primary creators of devised work, performance artists creating original work or spoken word artists. LEARN MORE
CARLO ANNONI INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRITING PRIZE
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize accepts plays on any topic affecting the LGBTQ+ community, and the promotion of diversity in love, society, politics and culture. Two plays (one in English and one in Italian) will be awarded 1,000 Euros each. LEARN MORE
PLAYWRIGHTS ON PARK READING SERIES
Deadline: May 31, 2020
CLUBBED THUMB BIENNIAL COMMISSION
Deadline: June 20, 2020
Every other year Clubbed Thumb invites playwrights to propose plays inspired by a particular prompt. The winning proposal(s) receive (or split) a $15,000 award and two years of development support. For this year’s commission consider The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio – but don’t write about the Plague. Consider The Decameron as a piece that came from the ashes of the Plague but is decidedly a piece of the Renaissance. LEARN MORE
THE FRANCESCA PRIMUS PRIZE
Deadline: June 30, 2020
An annual $10,000 award honoring outstanding contributions to the American theater by an emerging female playwright, one who has not yet achieved national prominence. To qualify for consideration in 2020, a playwright must have had a fully staged, professional production of her script within the calendar year 2019. The committee also considers a body of work going back several years. LEARN MORE